The New York Times this week featured a thoughtful analysis of ROTC by Diane Mazur. I've long been irritated by people who fail to understand that the Pentagon banned ROTC programs, not colleges, as I've written. Even Barack Obama got drawn into this false claim.
Mazur is the author of a new book, “A More Perfect Military.” She is also a law professor at the University of Florida and a former Air Force officer. Hopefully, her accurate history of military education will help people understand what really happened with ROTC and what colleges and the military should do to improve ROTC once Don't Ask Don't Tell is finally abolished.